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High performance palletizer

New Downstacker series palletizers from TopTier support from 11 to 30 high performance drives to maximize performance. The control technology, from B&R Industrial Automation, has reduced wiring, simplified startup and maintenance.
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Alternative to shrink wrapping

Krones’ award-winning EvoLite packaging machine produces revolutionary packaging for plastic bottles in the form of strapped packs with integrated handles that do not use shrink wrap as secondary packaging, reducing both the amount of required energy and plastic by 75%.
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TURCK, Inc: Diagnostic power conditioner backplane provides advanced monitoring

Turck’s Diagnostic Power Conditioner (DPC) Backplane for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 segments provides up to four segments with redundant power and 800mA/segment.
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Oriental Motor USA: Motor/driver package with built-in controller

The high-efficiency AR Series motor and driver package from Oriental Motor is now available with a built-in controller (stored data) featuring I/O, Modbus, or EtherCAT (via a gateway converter) communications.
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B&R Industrial Automation: What could you do with the most powerful industrial PC and a giant multi-touch tablet?

There’s nothing wrong with the same old operator interfaces, there’s just so much more productivity possible by ruggedizing the latest innovations in mainstream computing.
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PackML + PackSpec = packaging’s future

A joint meeting of the Organization for Machine Automation & Control’s PackML and PackSpec committees recently took place in Atlanta.
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No standing pat at Pack Expo or at Perrigo

Never ones to stand pat when it comes to the packaging shows they organize and produce, the folks at PMMI have cooked up something brand new for Pack Expo Las Vegas this year: the Center for Trends & Technology, or CTT.
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Quantifying the growth of industrial Ethernet-based automation components

It should come as no big surprise that Fieldbus protocols are losing ground as makers of industrial automation components increasingly offer Ethernet as standard on their devices.
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Wago Corporation: Fieldbus coupler for harsh environments

Designed for harsh-environment motion control applications that may not have enclosures, Wago’s IP67 SPEEDWAY 767-1311 machine-mount Fieldbus Coupler links the fieldbus level to the Sercos V1.2 real-time Ethernet fieldbus system, supporting all Sercos cycle times, and integrating into a Sercos system via Standardized Sercos Profiles and Device Description (SDDML).
Helukabel—flexible Wires and Cables
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Helukabel—flexible Wires and Cables

Cables & wires (control and data cables, continuous flex cables, hook-up wires, VFD cables), data, network & bus technology (fiber optics, bus cables, industrial Ethernet cables), custom & specialty cables (special requirements, extreme environments, wind & solar power), robotic service systems (robotic cables, system analysis, installation).

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